Some of y'all have never heard the "how we met" story so here ya go! @~>~~ @~>~~ @~>~~ @~>~~ @~>~~ @~>~~ @~>~~ @~>~~ @~>~~ @~>~~ @~>~~ It all began one fall evening... at a dive bar called Barnacles in Mentone Beach, CA. Kyle and Trina independently venture out to meet friends for cocktails at a local bar. Trina headed out with a few of her good friends, a group that included her friend Louis. Louis had also invited his good friend Kyle to join. Through an evening of laughter and interesting conversation, Kyle and Trina found themselves spending a lot of time around one another. They hit it off so well, Kyle was now invited to join Trina and her two other friends to a Matisyahu concert the following evening. Over the next few weeks, Kyle and Trina found themselves in each others company more often than not. Finding many places to venture to, lots of delicious meals to taste, with endless fun and interesting conversation. Needless to say, a genuine and unique appreciation for one another formed. Fast forward a few months, Kyle and Trina finally decided they wanted to become more than friends and on New Years Eve, 2014 they started their path in life together. @~>~~ @~>~~ @~>~~ @~>~~ @~>~~ @~>~~ @~>~~ @~>~~ @~>~~ @~>~~ @~>~~ We have built a life together that has so many joys, many adventures, many triumphs with many hard days, as well. After almost a decade together, we are so happy to celebrate this next milestone on our path with you! Read about a few *almost* encounters that happened prior to THE night. (~2009-ish) Both Kyle and Trina worked at AMR ambulance during the same timeframe. They even coincidentally worked a shift together one night. Trina, an excited fresh, green paramedic was ready to get out there and run some calls. Kyle, an exhausted (and seasoned) EMT had planned on sleeping at the station all night since his partner had called in sick. As luck would have it, Trina's partner had also called in sick, so Trina and Kyle were paired up together to staff an ambulance. Now if you've ever worked a night shift, you recognize that silence is an excellent quality to hold, especially in those wee morning hours. So, in pleasant silence, the shift passed, they worked well together, considered each other cool coworkers and moved on with their lives. (~2010-ish) Another Bar story! Kyle was out at the bars in downtown Redlands (DTR) with a group of his friends. Trina was out with her sister, Erin and some friends at the same bars in DTR doing the "shuffle" (bar-hopping). Trina's and Kyle's groups of friends merged and spent the evening having a good time dancing and laughing until closing. Kyle and Trina exchanged phone numbers with a plan to meet at his friend's house for an after party. Erin and Trina walked to their parents house (where they were staying that evening) and planned to take a taxi over there. However, Trina proceeded to fall asleep (the over-beveraged kind of sleep) and never made it to the after party. Poor Kyle will tell you how sad he was that Trina never called.